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AKRON, OH, Jan. 10, 2019 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced that Gary VanderLind, vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Americas region will become senior vice president, Global Human Resources, effective Feb. 1, 2019.
VanderLind began his Goodyear career in the company’s retail stores in 1985, during which time he managed multiple company-owned outlets for the company. He then advanced through various Human Resources roles in North America, EMEA and the Americas, as well as corporate and functional roles.
Chairman, CEO and President Richard J. Kramer said, “Goodyear’s 64,000 associates are the most important ingredient to our success as we seek to capitalize on the trends shaping the global mobility landscape. With three decades of proven Goodyear experience in multiple regions and serving many parts of the business, Gary is uniquely positioned to make an impact on attracting and developing our talent around the world.”
VanderLind succeeds John Lucas, who is retiring. He will report directly to Kramer.
About The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs about 64,000 people and manufactures its products in 47 facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio, and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear and its products, go to www.goodyear.com/corporate.